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Two free open-source movies

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This week I finally learned how to use Bit Torrent, and I downloaded two free-licensed open-source movies: Elephants Dream by the Orange Project and The Boy Who Never Slept by Solomon Rothmon (who is credited as Producer, Writer, Director, and who plays the title role). Both are interesting as first ventures into free-licensed open-source filmmaking, but the contrasts are more striking than the similarities, both technically and aesthetically.

Microsoft Fined EU280.5 Million in EU Antitrust Case

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Microsoft

European Union regulators fined Microsoft Corp. an additional 280.5 million euros ($357 million) for antitrust violations, saying the world's largest software maker flouted an order to scale back its Windows monopoly.

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New tools for the toolbox

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Linux

Linux has the benefit of a steady barrage of new applications, utilities, software suites and tools -- as any casual perusal of freshmeat and SourceForge shows. One new bundle of software, the moreutils package by Debian developer Joey Hess, stands out from the rest. Moreutils is a collection of small, general-purpose tools that Hess says "nobody thought to write 30 years ago."

Installing Xubuntu 6.06 on a Gateway Laptop

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Xubuntu 6.06 is a derivative from the popular Ubuntu Linux distro that uses the Xfce Window Manager instead of Gnome or KDE. Xfce is a light weight Open Source window manager that is fast and efficient which makes Xubuntu ideal for lower end computers. Or if you want a super fast system try Xubuntu on a newer system like a my Gateway MX6440 Laptop (1.8Ghz Turion64 with a gig of RAM) and you'll be amazed at how fast Linux can run.

User Mode Linux: Maximizing performance, jailing attackers

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Take a tour of UML with Dike as he offers best practices, explains how to boot from an empty jail, talks about jailing attackers and more.

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First Firefox 2 beta makes debut

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation has released a beta version of Firefox 2, the next major version of its Web browser.

A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux

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In this article you will learn how to turn a blank CD and an inexpensive USB keydrive into a powerful, portable, take-along operating system complete with modern applications like Firefox, a Web server, and multimedia tools. All this can be done using free Open Source Linux software.

HOWTO: Install OpenSUSE 10.1 as a Xen guest OS

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This document is for us poor saps who don't have an Intel VT or AMD SVM enabled CPU. If we did, we wouldn't have to patch our guest OSes to run on Xen.

Book Review : PGP & GPG Email for the Practical Paranoid

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How many people are in the habit of encrypting their email or even digitally signing it before sending it to a recipient ? It will be fairly correct if I state that a majority of us do not think twice about these things.

Insecure by design

CALEA (Computer Assistance Law Enforcement) is quietly in the background of current news again, because the FBI is pushing congress to mandate that all future routing equipment manufactured will include back doors for law enforcement.

A simple Linux backup method

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This article describes a simple backup method that I use every day to backup my home Linux systems. It's an easy method that non-technical Linux users can use to backup their important data. We'll discuss the decisions you have to make in order to do a thorough backup.

Open source Gnome Partition Editor gets easier

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Open source developers released a new edition of the Gnome Partition Editor (GParted) earlier this month. Though it is based on Linux, updates to the bootable versions mean people without Linux skills can now use them.

Open-Xchange Publishes AJAX Position Paper

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Does Asynchronous JavaScript and XML or AJAX represent a breakthrough in computer science? Open-Xchange, Inc. today posted the second in a series of position papers intended to review the forces changing the market for information technology in general and collaborative solutions in specific.

A New, "Non Ugly" Open Source Media Center

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Meet Elisa, software from a project aimed at developing "an open source media center solution for GNU/Linux and Unix operating systems." IBM's Wes Felter calls its interface "surprisingly non-ugly."

website screenshot server on debian stable

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HowTos

Despite being both great and free the online service thumbshots, which is used to create images of what a website looks like, can't be used for professional use. Here we'll demonstrate how to reproduce that service ourselves.

Serious Sam 2 for Linux

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Gaming

According to this forum post, our wait is almost over. Vedran Skrnjug a programmer at Croteam wrote: "Linux port of editor and client is nearing its end. What is left to do is some internal polishing and a few minor issues to resolve.

Video: George Lucas' masterpiece in ASCII art

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CNET News.com's Nicole Girard shows you the command line to unlock a viewable ASCII version of the classic movie "Star Wars." So sit back, grab a tub of popcorn and enjoy the show.

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